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Unformatted text preview: Research Methods of Research Methods of Sociology Sociology SYG 2000 Week 4 Chapter 4 Why Sociological Methods Matter Why Sociological Methods Matter Sociology as social Sociology as science Subjectivity A complex of individual perceptions, motivations, ideas and emotions Method choice & data used Ex: Twins IQ Sociology & the Scientific Method Sociology & the Scientific Method Data The formal and systematic information, organized & coherent Deductive reasoning Reasoning that logically proceeds from one demonstrable fact to the next General -> specific Inductive reasoning Research in which one reasons to a conclusion about all or many members of a class based on examination of only a few members of that class Specific -> general Verstehen (Weber) The ability to understand social behavior from the point of view of those the sociologist is observing The Qualitative/Quantitative Divide The Qualitative/Quantitative Divide Quantitative methods Numerical means to drawing conclusions using powerful statistical tools to help understand patterns in which the behaviors, attitudes, or traits under study can be translated into numerical values Qualitative methods Inductive and inferential means to drawing sociological understanding, usually about less tangible aspects of social interaction Doing Sociological Research Doing Sociological Research Choose an Issue & Define the Problem Review the Literature Report Your Findings Collect & Analyze Data Design a Research Project Develop a Hypothesis Peer Review Doing Sociological Research Doing Sociological Research 1. Choosing an issue 1. Defining a problem...
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